Carla Caruso was born in New York City. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1987 with a BFA in glass sculpture, Carla moved to the hilltowns of western Massachusetts where she lived in a hippie-esque community, sometimes in a teepee. Over the years she worked with several glass artists, including a collaboration on a line of glass jewelry. Jonesing for the bright lights, Carla moved back to New York City and spent a few years slinging drinks and waiting tables in the early days of Williamsburg's hipster migration. But the call of small town living led Carla back to western Massachusetts. Deciding between pastry chef and jeweler, Carla found her creative outlet in the latter. Totally self-taught, she founded Carla Caruso Jewelry in 2001.
For years Carla made jewelry in a converted garage behind a rented house outside Northampton. Now finally returned to the beautiful Hilltowns, she lives in a farmhouse in Ashfield with her faithful pup Birdie, works in a studio above her garage, and continues to make each and every piece by hand.
This thoroughly modern flat band has a beveled cut-away pavéd with 6 tiny diamonds. Designed to add structure and interest to a stack or provide a nice compliment to a larger stone setting, this unique hand-crafted piece is sure to draw compliments. Approximately 3.3mm wide,...
You can dress anything up with diamonds -- even the sun. Designed to stack with Carla's Full Moon, Shine Engagement and Rainbow rings, this square-edged band can be worn facing up or down and the rays of the sun are embedded with 10 tiny diamonds....
With lovely vintage styling, these stud earrings feature a delicate eight-pointed star. The beveled edges create subtle shadows and highlights to emphasize the starburst. * Handmade in 14k gold with a satin finish* Approx 3/8" across* Handmade in MA
Five tiny gold tags hang in a cluster from delicate 14K gold cable chain. Each tag is hand-cut, each necklace hand-assembled. *14K Yellow Gold Hand made tags*16" Yellow Gold Chain Carla Caruso Jewelry
Smooth and curvaceous, this ring is the perfect union of comfort, simplicity and sparkle. Approximately 2mm thick, the perfectly round diamond dust band is micro-pavéd with 15 diamonds speckled across half the band. Handmade in 14k gold with a satin finish. *14k Gold *Satin Finish *15...
Smooth and curvaceous, this ring is the perfect union of comfort, simplicity and sparkle. Approximately 2mm thick, the Perfectly Round Diamond Wrap band is micro-pavéd with 9 diamonds wrapped around the band in one place. Handmade in 14k gold with a satin finish. *14k Yellow...
Vintage with a modern twist, this handmade necklace features an eight-pointed star held between oxidized sterling silver cable chain. Handmade in 14k gold with a satin finish. *14k gold* 16" chain
With its flowing silhouette, the wishbone engagement ring flatters any finger. Handmade in 14k gold with a satin finish, it features a .04ct diamond held in a bezel setting. The gracefully tapering ring is lovely worn alone, while being perfectly balanced to nestle alongside the...
These lustrous shield cut pyrite stones will add a little glamour to your life. * hang approximately 1/2"* 14k satin finish ear wires - Carla Caruso Jewelry